No Cause for Concern? Issue #6 | December 1982 | Page 20 | Yes Campaign benefit concert
The Roxy was host for this campaign at $4.00 a shot, pamphlets and newsletters were available as well as buttons at $1.00 a piece. The show was introduced by one of the members of the disarmament campaign, thanking everyone for showing up.
THE SEWER RATS were the first band to come on. They're a rockabilly-ish band consisting of three members. For their first public performance they did fairly well playing such songs as "Hound Dog", "Heartbreak Hotel", "Something Else" and "Summertime Blues". They started the ball rolling and got the people dancing but they could have been a bit tighter.
The second band to grace the stage was BURNT OFFERINGS, a four-man affair. More people came to their feet and a few were knocked off them by stage divers reacting to the high energy level. One thing seemed unusual, their use of lamps and a duffel bag hanging from the ceiling as stage props.
After that came the RANDYPETERS with a new drummer. Their style has changed somewhat but still retains the poppy sound of earlier performances. Some zit of society tried to slam to them but was cut off abruptly.
Between the RandyPeters' and Porcelain Forehead's sets, a lecturer on the cruise missile gave a talk which did not seem to interest too many people as applause was received after saying that Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal could be wiped off the map.
Finally PORCELAIN FOREHEAD came on and brought more people to their feet. They have improved a great deal since I last saw them and this contributed a lot to the success of their set. At the end of the set, Civil Terror came on for one song dedicated to Andreas (more than well deserved).
The evening came to a close early with it being a Sunday. Youth Culture Promotions and the Yes Campaign had a great turnout but the main purpose of the night seemed rather disregarded.